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got great deal for a used creative audigy 2 soundcard..but, want to ask, would it be a benefit if it paired w/ edifier m3100sf 2.1 speaker?
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Yes, you'll be able to tell the difference with pretty much any set of decent speakers. Less noise, clearer sound and higher volume on some.
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The Audigy 2 was a good sound card for all around use. It should sound better than onboard.
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ok..TQ for the quick replies
now, got another question you guys familiar with edifier speaker brand? between their model, e3100 / m3100sf / m3200 / m2300,i decided to take m3100sf b/c it cheapest from the bunch (not bought yet, still in choosing stage )..is it good decision?

edit: sorry, not cheapest, but price diff. between e3100 and m3100sf is almost negligible..
Edited by poyyiee - 4/29/11 at 4:02pm
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For 2.1 I'd go Klipsch Promedia.
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I have been wanting to get a dedicated sound card myself...But my crappy 2.1 speakers that I have, I have not been able to justify it. I just wish Creative Labs were as good as they used to be...That card that you picked up is a great card...I just wish they would come out with something updated and innovative again.
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I'd also recommend you go for something a little more well known than Edifier if you can.. there are many more options available on the market. Like the Klipsch Promedia speakers 2thAche linked if you can find a pair.
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I have been wanting to get a dedicated sound card myself...But my crappy 2.1 speakers that I have, I have not been able to justify it. I just wish Creative Labs were as good as they used to be...That card that you picked up is a great card...I just wish they would come out with something updated and innovative again.
There is no reason for them to other than for HTPCs and audiophiles. Games no longer use EAX, everything offloads to DirectX/CPU.

If you have high-quality speakers or you're running through a good receiver/speakers, dedicated sound cards will blow on-board Realtek away.
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post #9 of 13
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I'd also recommend you go for something a little more well known than Edifier if you can.. there are many more options available on the market. Like the Klipsch Promedia speakers 2thAche linked if you can find a pair.
hmmm, looks like none of my local shop provide klipsch speaker anymore, only earphone how bout antec lansing? looking at vs2521/ vs2621 model..
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so, my audigy 2 just arrived..YEEAAHHH !!!!
this might sound noobie, but, it doent matter which pci lane the card installed, right? and, should i installed alchemy and wavestudio too for 2.1 speaker ??
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